US Mint Sales: 2009 Proof Sets Pass 577K, Braille’s Top 171K, Rail Splitters Over 26.7M

by Mike Unser on June 25, 2009 · 0 comments

US Mint Sales Figures ImageCollector action was mostly lackadaisical when it came to purchasing coins last week, the latest US Mint sales figures reveal. Despite that, a few milestones were achieved as we so often like to point out in our weekly heading.

2009 Proof Sets again retreated from their launch week highs, which is naturally normal. They did reel in a new total of 577,425 sold. At $29.95 for each set, the Mint has grossed more than $17.2 million in 21 days.

2009 Lincoln Rail Splitter pennies also pulled away from their peaks and are now caught in the valleys. But the bicentennial coins continue to amass dizzying numbers. In just over a month’s time, collectors have purchased 267,530 of the two-roll sets. For the curious minded, that’s more than 26.7 million pennies. With collector’s spending 8.95 cents for every one, that’s nearly $2.4 million for the Mint.

Numbers for the uncirculated Braille Silver Dollars in the easy-open capsule actually picked up from the prior week while standalone dollars declined in the week-over-week comparison. Collectors prefer the proof option by nearly two to one with 111,311 ordered. The two uncirculated options tally to 60,036. Together the commemorative coins have reached 171,347 of the allotted 400,000.

Albeit lower, 100-coin bags of Guam quarters are still reaching weekly increases of 21-24 percentage. In news worth knowing, the US Mint placed the 1000-coin bags back on sale after they were listed as unavailable for nearly a month. Expect their numbers to shoot up in next week’s report.

UHR’s $20 Double Eagles were feeling the collector’s love. New unit sales picked up by 900 compared to the prior 650. Helping was the Mint’s $50 price reduction on Wednesday, June 17.

First Spouse Gold Coin sales were again mostly on the low side. For more, check out Louisa Adams’ Final Week. Also less than exciting were most Mint silver product numbers last week. Read US Mint Silver Coin Sales Mixed.

American Eagle bullion coins eased as well, but June is looking strong. As of Monday and for the month, 93,000 of the gold and 1,770,000 of the silver eagles were sold by the US Mint to its’ authorized purchasers.

Here are the individual breakouts for each coin discussed above:

US Mint Sales Figure Tables

(Sales figures compare previous to current Mint sales reports)

2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
1 ounce 66,273 67,173 900 1.4%

US Mint coin information page: 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin
Current eBay auctions: 2009 UHR $20 Gold Coins

Louis Braille Silver Dollar Sales

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Proof 109,957 111,311 1,354 1.2%
Uncirculated 41,642 42,020 378 0.9%
Braille Easy-Open Capsule 17,825 18,016 191 1.1%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins

2009 US Mint Proof Set

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
  519,125 577,425 58,300 11.2%

US Mint coin information page: United States Mint 2009 Proof Set®

Guam Quarters

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 9,304 11,345 2,041 21.9% 22,017
100-Coin Bag (D) 8,624 10,672 2,048 23.7%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,431 1,496 65 4.5% 2,803
1000-Coin Bag (D) 1,247 1,307 60 4.8%
Two-Roll Set 29,703 32,187 2,484 8.4%
32,187

US Mint coin information page: D.C. & US Territories Collectibles

Puerto Rico Quarters*

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Total
100-Coin Bag (P) 20,000 20,000 0 0.0% 37,295
100-Coin Bag (D) 17,295 17,295 0 0.0%
1000-Coin Bag (P) 1,047 1,047 0 0.0% 2,000
1000-Coin Bag (D) 953 953 0 0.0%
Two-Roll Set 41,669 41,669 0 0.0%
41,669

US Mint coin information page: D.C. & US Territories Collectibles
Current eBay auctions: US Mint Puerto Rico quarter rolls
Current eBay auctions: US Mint Puerto Rico quarter bags

Lincoln Silver Dollar Sales*

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Proof 325,000 325,000 0 0.0%
Uncirculated 125,000 125,000 0 0.0%

US Mint coin information page: Commemorative Coins
Current eBay auctions: Uncirculated    Proof

Lincoln Cent (Two-roll sets)

Old Sales
New Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Notes
Birthplace* 96,000 96,000 0 0.0%
Formative Years 259,618 267,530 7,912 3.0%

US Mint coin information page: Lincoln Cent Two-Roll Sets
Current eBay auctions: 2009 Lincoln Birthplace Cents

*Sold out/no longer available.

The last reported sales figures are located at US Mint Sales – June 18.

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